AutoTweetNG Joocial, auto-posting to Web Push Pushwoosh

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To configure a channel for Web Push notifications, we recommend to get familiar with the starters guide:

Once the previous step is completed, the configuration of a Web Push channel follows these steps:

Creation of the account and the associated platforms

Pushwoosh provides a unified service to integrate Chrome, Firefox and Safari platforms. At the end of the account configuration, you must have the following IDs and keys to configure Joocial:

  • Application code
  • API Access Token
  • gcm_sender_id, from Firebase configuration
  • Safari Website Push ID (Optional, required if you are also integrating Safari)

Please, follow these guidelines to configure the platforms:

Service Worker installation

Service workers are declared with a manifest and several files in the root folder.

  • Manifest definition
  • Service worker files installation

To simplify this task, we have created a plugin to generate the manifest: Ajax - Webpush Manifest Definition for Joocial

Manifest definition

Enable the Webpush Manifest Definition plugin:

Enable Webpush Manifest Definition

The plugin generates a basic manifest to declare the Web Push service. If you already have other service workers, then you must follow the manual installation steps, and configure the manifest according to your requirements.

Once the manifest is defined, only the service specific file (pushwoosh-service-worker.js) must be copied in the root folder, as shown below.

Service worker files installation

To configure the Service Worker, this file must be copied to the root folder of your website. You must access the main directory of your site (with FTP or your hosting control panel. E.g. /home/myusername/public_html) and copy this file:

  • pushwoosh-service-worker.js

TIP for Akeeba Admin Tools (or any other firewall)

By default, Admin Tools does not allow the access to these files since they are not part of a standard Joomla site. To enable the access, please add them into "Exceptions / Allow direct access to these files".

The original files, provided by Pushwoosh, can be downloaded here: Pushwoosh Web Push SDK https://cdn.pushwoosh.com/webpush/v3/PushwooshWebSDKFiles.zip. Download and unzip the SDK files.

References

Enable System - Joocial Webpush plugin

Access your Joomla administrative area, visit the Plugin manager and configure the System - Joocial Webpush plugin.

Plugins: System - Joocial Webpush - Pushwoosh

Create the channel Web Push - Pushwoosh

These steps are similar to the rest of the channels. Please, fill the fields, validate and save the channel.

Channel creation

Plugins: System - Joocial Webpush - Pushwoosh

New created channel

Plugins: System - Joocial Webpush - Pushwoosh

Web push subscription available on the front-end site

Plugins: System - Joocial Webpush - Pushwoosh

Conclusion

After this final configuration, the channel will be ready to publish notifications in the same way than the rest of the channels.